Air Canada launches new Dublin-Montreal, Shannon-Toronto services and expands offerings

  • Non-stop, seasonal Shannon-Toronto, Dublin-Montreal routes to begin June 2018
  • As announced by Travel Extra, existing Dublin-Toronto service will transfer to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge beginning October 29, with increased frequencies this winter, daily next summer
  • Seasonal Dublin-Vancouver service resumes next summer with an increase in frequencies from 3w to 5w
Air Canada today is to expand its seasonal services to and from Ireland with new non-stop flights from Shannon to Toronto and between Dublin and Montreal from June 2018. The flights will be operated using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8, featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration.

Air Canada currently operates 14 flights a week from Dublin to Toronto and Vancouver under Air Canada Rouge, featuring a 2 cabin service in Economy and Premium Rouge. Its year round service from Dublin to Toronto will switch from Air Canada Rouge to Air Canada mainline from October 29 this year with a 3 cabin service featuring International Business class, Premium Economy and Economy class.

Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport, Blaithin O’Donnell, Air Canada Sales Manager, Ireland, Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development, Shannon Airport

Beginning summer 2018, we will capitalise on the growing traffic between Ireland and Canada and launch two new routes from Ireland, Shannon to Toronto and Dublin to Montreal. We are delighted that Ireland will be one of the first routes to experience our new aircraft,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
“Air Canada is also enhancing its non-stop Dublin-Toronto service by increasing weekly frequencies from three to four, including daily service next summer, and transitioning it to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge. It will offer customers amenities such as fully lie-flat suites in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin and seatback in-flight entertainment throughout the Airbus A330 aircraft that will fly this route.
“We are also resuming our seasonal Dublin-Vancouver non-stop service next summer on an expanded basis, with up to five flights weekly between the two cities. Taken together, Air Canada will offer the best market coverage of any carrier between Ireland and Canada, with service between three hubs in Canada and two destinations in Ireland,” said Mr Smith.

Bláithín O’Donnell, Sales Manager Ireland for Air Canada, said: “This marks a major expansion of our services in the Irish market and will provide a major boost for both leisure and business tourism from Canada to the island of Ireland. Canada is seen as a prime destination for Irish travellers both from a friends and family visitation perspective and a quality holiday destination. The recent signing of the CETA trade agreement and the increased bilateral visits by Canadian and Irish politicians and government officials have also signalled a growth in business travel between the two countries. 

“I would like to acknowledge the support of Dublin and Shannon airports, the Ireland Canada Business Association, the Embassy of Canada in Dublin, Tourism Ireland and the Irish Embassy in Canada, who have been a great support as we have expanded our services.”

The new services announced today will be on sale from September 19, and include:




Days of Week


Toronto 22:00

Shannon 9:30 + 1 day

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday


Shannon 10:30

Toronto 12:45

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday


Montreal 21:15

Dublin 8:25 + 1 day

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday


Dublin 10:20

Montreal 12:00

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday




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